Powering our test rig today is one of High Powers 80PLUS Platinum units, the Astro PT. The Astro PT is a semi-modular power supply rated at 700W, has an all-digital power delivery mechanism, flat ribbon-style modular cables, and a special LED bar on the rear of the unit that will display the units load and efficiency in real-time, which High Power have dubbed the “Eagle Eye.” You may recognize this particular model if you follow trade shows, as at this year’s Computex it took home the Design and Innovation Award.
The last few products we have taken a look at from FSP have been universal power adapters for notebooks so finally we get a chance to take a look at a product in their main product line, power supplies. FSP sure does know a lot about power supplies. They were established in 1993 and currently are the 5th largest power supply vendor in the world. Today we are checking out their Aurum Pro 850W Power Supply. This power supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, a true single rail and dual transformer design, 135mm PWM cooling fan and a very cool rugged Granite-Touch finish. Is this the power supply for your next build? Read on to find out!
Today we’re looking at NZXT’s latest power supply range; the HALE82N series. This series is aimed at PC builders who demand quality components, whilst sticking to a budget. It’s 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular, and has a standard ATX form factor that will accommodate cases where free space is at a premium.
Whilst many manufacturers are attempting to diversify their product ranges, in order for people to actually purchase these new lines the product needs to be of a certain quality. Does the NZXT HALE82N series hit the mark or fall short? Only one way to know; read on to find out!
Today we’ll be looking at one of the first eco-friendly power supplies that we’ve ever reviewed. The In Win GreenMe series features a unique combination of eco-friendly packaging and product components to make any “green” fan rejoice. This white power supply also makes a nice change of pace to those standard black power supplies we’re used to. Read on further to take a look.
It seems lately many companies have been coming out with power supplies that are very efficient and are made to be installed and just forgot about. Well Antec has had a line of power supplies like this for a long time, the EarthWatts series. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the newest power supplies in the EarthWatts line the Platinum 650W. This 650W power supply has an 80PLUS Platinum certification, the highest efficiency mark for power supplies. With this power supply you will ge 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load. Read on as we take it through the paces.
I hate when my phone dies, it feels like I’m disconnected from the rest of the world. I always carry a charger with me and I have a car charger. There are times where these 2 chargers are useless though. It seems when I’m at the airport I cannot find an outlet and if I do its taken and people kill for those outlets! That is why I’ve been really enjoying the Choiix Power Fort 5600 Portable Battery Charger. This portable battery charger allows you to charge anything that charges via a USB connection and is small enough to fit inside your pocket or laptop bag. Read on to see what it is all about.
Spire, a company known for their cooling products, is branching off into alternative products. Today we’ll be looking at one of three new power supplies in their newly released BlackDragon series. This line of PSU’s is geared towards enthusiasts and PC gamers. A black coloring and blue LED fan are some of its visual features. Read on further to see if this is power supply is worth the price.
Today we’ll be checking out two of the many options in Thermaltake new SMART series of PSU’s. These new PSU’s aren’t meant for hardcore builders, but rather the everyday Joe, looking for a cheap, reliable PSU that he can install and forget about for several years. All of the PSU’s are 80PLUS efficient, include lengthy enough cables, and can support the latest hardware. Read on further to see our review of the 430W and 730W SMART Series power supplies.
When you are traveling or on the go you want to keep your bag as light as possible. No one wants to be walking around carrying a heavy bag that slows them down or is uncomfortable. Besides your laptop the next biggest thing in your laptop bag usually is the power adapter for your laptop. Depending on your laptop your power adapter can be quite large and bulky. Another thing that I see with a lot of my friends is them carrying around two laptops. One personal laptop and one work laptop from their job. So that means two power adapters to carry around with you. If you are tired of carrying around two power adapters or just one large one we have the perfect solution for you, the NB Q90 Universal Notebook Adapter from FSP.
80PLUS Platinum is the highest efficiency rating available for 115V power supplies. Today we’ll be looking at one of the high wattage PSU’s with this certification, the Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Power Supply. Its overall average is 91.27% efficiency, according to 80PLUS. Not only is it efficient, but affordable too. Read on further to find out more information.
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